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Manchester Pride 2018, Drew Wilby

Welcome to the Circus: Manchester Pride 2018

September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Welcome to the Circus: Manchester Pride 2018

The Manchester Pride Parade is one of The Big Weekend‘s most highly anticipated events – not to mention the highlight of the August Bank Holiday – where supporters turn up in droves to celebrate and support the city’s LGBT+ community.

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Closets The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre

Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.

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Kate O'Donnell as Feste in Twelfth Night photo Jonathan Keenan

Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and so it feels peculiar to be heading for the stage door.

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Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Manchester Pride

What Pride means to me

August 24, 2016 Comments Off on What Pride means to me

Hurrah! The Manchester gay celebrations are almost upon us.

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Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

Manchester? Check. Lesbians? Check. Gangsters? Oh, go on then. Reading the blurb of this debut novel by Jules Grant, a former barrister from Manchester, is more than enough to pique my interest.

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Liverpool Pride, Credit Jeb Smith

Liverpool Pride: back for 2016 and better than ever

March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Liverpool Pride: back for 2016 and better than ever

“This year we are bouncing back.”

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Queer as Folk

Revisiting Queer As Folk

January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Revisiting Queer As Folk

Regular readers will know that I’ve wittered on loads about how Queer As Folk sparked my desire to move Manchester, the land of the gays. But I haven’t watched it again since its initial transmission 16 years ago. So when my girlfriend suggested we re-visit both series, I thought yes, it’s time.

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Sian and Violet in Banana

Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

There isn’t a massive amount out there that I relate to lezzy-wise. Lesbian shiz is kinda elusive.

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Manchester Lesbian Gay Chorus (MLGC)

The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus

The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Northern Soul’s Drew Tosh caught up with its musical director, Loz Kaye.

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